Marie Van Houtte Rose

August 9, 2014

Marie Van Houtte is a tea rose bred by Jean-Claude Ducher in France in 1871. It was later introduced in the United States by Conard & Jones in 1903 as ‘Winter Gem’.

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Marie van Houtte is described as having large, globular flowers of lemon yellow, deeper in the center, with pinkish lilac suffusing the tips of the petals. Its dark, shiny and occasionally evergreen foliage is a good foil to the light flowers. The coloration of the blossom is very similar to the popular Tea, Mrs. Dudley Cross, however, the bush is much more substantial.

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A moderate fragrance will draw you in to the beauty of this rose. It is hardy rose that has stood the test of time, also holding a strong 8.3 rating for ARS. This rose will make a nice large shrub.

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Content Sources: Antique Rose Emporiums and Heirloom Roses.

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